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In the Barren Ground Paperback – August 16, 2016
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Loreth Anne White is an award-winning author of romantic suspense novels, thrillers, and mysteries. She spent sixteen years in the newspaper business before joining the world of fiction. A two-time RITA finalist, she has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Readers’ Crown. She is a Booksellers Best Award finalist, a two-time Daphne du Maurier finalist, and a multiple CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award winner. Born in South Africa, White now lives with her family in a ski resort in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest—the perfect place to escape reality. Learn more about her online at www.lorethannewhite.com.
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I was really nervous for this book after the first chapter. A lot of characters were introduced and a lot of disjunct actions were happening in an unfamiliar place. I wondered if the author was strong enough to balance it all out in the end, not forget where she began, and keep all of the details consistent. Fortunately, the author is a great story manager. Phew!
The book is about a young police officer who is trying to escape her past and begin anew in a familiar land. The small town is a mix of others escaping and others who are there for their entire lives. It's a remote town with much history. This really could be anywhere - it just happens to be a frozen tundra. At times, it's hard to believe that this young woman is 24. I think she should maybe be 27. But that's not important.
There are some really truly gruesome scenes in this book. The author really captures what happens to bodies in the wilderness when predators are around. Squeamish readers may balk at this - it's not just blood, readers!
Overall, the writing is a bit inconsistent. Some scenes are very descriptive and vibrant. Other scenes are described differently with soft wording. There is a thread of romance running through the book which is underscored and written quite "PG" until all of a sudden a more crude word is used. It's not the word that bothered me, but how it was used all of a sudden.
The storytelling has nice ups and downs. There are many characters that could be the killer, and the reveal is crafted nicely. The actual climactic scene where our young heroine gets her murderer winds up being a bit anticlimactic, though probably more realistic this way. The downward closure of the novel is very sugary sweet. Almost fairytale-like.
If you haven't read this author before, or if you are interested in a different type of murder mystery, I recommend checking this out. If you are at all squeamish about blood and more than blood, skip this.
She's 24 years old, five months pregnant and unmarried, and the only law enforcement watching over 17,000 square miles of territory.
She barely gets to Twin Rivers and two biologists are killed, supposedly by either a bear or wolves. And as she looks into their deaths, she finds other questionable deaths have been happening at about the same time of year over the past few years.
And it's not just these deaths that have her investigating but liquor, drugs and blood diamonds also need her time and keen eye.
This was a fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing up to the very end. In many ways, Tana reminds me of Kate Shugak from Dana Stabenow's long running series - a favorite of mine.
I loved the characters and the setting of this story and I hope this will develop into a series.
I received this book from Montlake Romance through Net Galley in exchange for my unbiased review.
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This is a real thriller from start to finish. I don't normally read this genre, but I really enjoyed this one a lot.Read more